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ESOL 2

Interjections

Interjections: Showing Emotion

An interjection is a part of speech that shows emotion or feeling. These words or phrases can stand alone or be placed before or after a sentence. Many times an interjection is followed by a punctuation mark, often an exclamation point.
Exclamation point     
!

Here are some more examples of interjections and their definitions:

Ahem! - This is sound of someone clearing his or her throat, and means “Can I have your attention?” or “Please listen to me”.
 

Ah! - This is used when someone is scared.
 

Boo! - Used to scare someone or to voice disapproval.
 

Yuck! - Shows dislike or disgust.
 

Hmm. - This can mean you are thinking or hesitating.
 

Oops! - An exclamation people use when they accidentally do something.
 

Whoops! - Another exclamation people use when they accidentally do something.
 

Phew! - This expresses relief or that you are glad something is over.
 

Whoa - This can show surprise or amazement.
 

Yahoo! - Expresses joy or happiness.
 

Yeah! - This shows a very strong affirmation or approval​.

 

 

Please watch and listen to this video 

Interjections Emotions Advanced American English Lesson Online. "WOW!" 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XwBsXYoo18